11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 12th March

Les Miserables

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history.

1. 1664 - New Jersey becomes a British colony. King Charles II grants land in the New World to his brother James (The Duke of York)

2. 1894 - Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time

3. 1912 - The Girl Scout organisation is founded

4. 1930 - Ghandi begins his 200-mile march to the sea that symbolized his defiance of British rule over India

5. 1938 - The 'Anschluss' takes place as German troops enter Austria

6. 1947 - U.S. President Truman establishes the 'Truman Doctrine' to help Greece and Turkey resist Communism

7. 1969 - Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman are married in a civil ceremony at Marylebone Register Officein London

8. 1974 - 'Wonder Woman' makes its debut on TV 

9. 1987 - 'Les Miserables' opens on Broadway

10. 1993 - At least 200 people are killed when a series of devastating bombs explode in India's financial capital

11. 1994 - The Church of England ordains its first women priests

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